10 Skin Care Products I Never Travel Without

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It has always been important for me to take good care of my skin. This is especially true when I travel. I’m constantly on air planes heading to both cold and hot climates. While this sounds all luxurious, it isn’t always for the skin. In airplanes, you’re exposed to dry recycled air which leaves your skin tight and flaky from dehydration. While both extreme cold and hot weather can do a lot of damage to your skin if you don’t properly take care of it. Also, jet lag isn’t the greatest friend for your skin.

While I don’t always wear makeup, but I do have a daily cosmetic routine I start and end my day with. This keeps my skin healthy and glowing no matter what travel throws at me. Here are the 10 skin care products I currently can’t travel without (and why you shouldn’t either):

Caudalíe Paris Face Mask

Travelling can expose your skin to many toxins and pollution, especially in major cities. The Caudalíe Paris Face Mask draws out accumulated toxins from clogged pores to revitalize and invigorate your complexion. It’s especially great to use after a long flight. It’s enriched with grape seed oil to detoxify, pink clay and coffee to clarify, and papaya enzymes for a boost of immediate radiance.  I use it a couple of times a week before bed and it always leaves my skin super smooth and glowing in the morning.

Caudalíe Paris Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

I never used face serum until recently, and it’s been a game changer. The Caudalíe Radiance Serum is made using highly concentrated grapevine sap (hence the name Vinoperfect), which is 62 times more effective than vitamin C. I use a few drops of this serum and rub it all over my face and neck. I absolutely love the satiny feel it has, and how much it hydrates and evens out my skin tone.

Caudalíe Paris Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream

As you can tell by now, I’m a fan of the Caudalíe Paris product line. This overnight renewal cream has become a nightly favourite of mine. Before bed, immediately following the Caudalíe Face Mask and Radiance Serum, I run a nickel size portion of this overnight cream all over my face and neck. This gentle exfoliating cream then works overnight to visibly smooth lines and reduce pores.

Origins No Puffery

Puffy eyes are my worst enemy. Whenever I am suffering from jet lag, my eyes suffer from extreme puffiness. The Origins No Puffery is a cooling roll-on formula that not only helps to reduce the swelling but feels nice and cool when it’s applied, making you feel refreshed.

Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Body Butter

It looks like deodorant, but it’s actually a natural moisturizer that smells like heaven. First of all, I’m obsessed with this company. Rocky Mountain Soap Co. is a Canmore, Alberta born company that believes the earth provides more than enough ingredients to give us beautiful and healthy skin for life. This body butter is made up of 76% organic ingredients and is 100% natural and toxin-free. I like to rub it on all of my dry patches to moisturize and protect my skin. There are a few different scents available, but my favourite is the Vanilla Coconut.

Rocky Mountain Soap Co. Calming Toner

Depending on your skin type will determine the right toner for you. I use the Lavender and Arnica toner which is great to sooth delicate and irritated skin. Before applying any creams or serum to my face, I spritz a little bit of this calming toner to my skin and immediately feel wonderful. Not only does it automatically refresh my skin, it smells incredible.

Lush Lip Scrub

One of the things that annoys me the most are dry, cracked lips. Not only is it painful, but it’s not the most attractive. For this reason, I never travel without my Lush Lip Scrub. Whether I’m exploring cold or hot climates, this scrub eliminates dry skin from my lips, keeping them look nice and healthy. What’s extra special about this lip scrub, is you can even eat it since it’s made up of natural ingredients and tastes pretty delicious.

Lip Gloss

After scrubbing your lips, applying a nice lip balm will leave your lips looking more luscious than ever! The Earth Mama Angel Baby Lavender Lip Gloss is one of my favourites. Not only does it leave your lips silky smooth, it smells incredible.

Hand Cream

I may be a little obsessed with using the Nova Scotia Fisherman Seabuckthorn and Shea Lotion. I just love the way it keeps my hands soft and smelling delicious. Seabuckthorn has incredible benefits. It provides 10 to 15  times  more vitamin C than oranges and is the 3rd highest source of Vitamin E in the plant world. The Seabuckthorn is a bush berry that is incredibly rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, which are all great for healthy skin. It’s also high in fatty acids, like omega 3s, 6s, and 7s.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is one of nature’s magical multi-purpose creations. I lather coconut oil all over my skin after a shower, to remove makeup and as a lubrication. I also put it in my coffee, use it as lipgloss and use it as a hair treatment a couple of times a week. 

Now it’s your turn!

What are your favourite products and brands you take travelling with you?

Let me know in the comments below.


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  1. April 4, 2020 / 9:13 pm

    Hey Kristen,
    Nice to see your valuable content and I found the products you mentioned for travelling is gonna help me too. In fact, I was searching for the similar blog and luckily found this article. Wishing you the best of luck and happy writing!


  2. December 10, 2019 / 8:32 am

    You are beautiful and you have brilliant collection of beauty products in your wardrobe. Thanks for these beautiful tips.
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  3. September 23, 2019 / 1:55 pm

    This is a great share. I love learning about skincare for travel. This is a wonderful blog. Skin care tips for moms are essential. I’ll try to carry almost every thing as your suggestion. Thanks

  4. September 4, 2019 / 7:34 am

    These tips are very helpful for me, because I travel a lot. I carry some things from this collection already but now try to carry almost every thing with me. This will be very helpful for a good and beautiful outing.

  5. August 24, 2019 / 6:42 am

    The best article, I really appreciate it

  6. July 31, 2019 / 6:01 am

    Thanks for sharing this. I just love traveling and I keep remember all these tips.

  7. July 1, 2019 / 3:14 am

    nice post
    thanks for sharing this best 10 skin care products top dermatologist suggested this mixer of products for better care of our skin
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  8. February 12, 2019 / 8:24 am

    Hi Kristen,
    Do you recommend anything special for sensitive skin because I have very sensitive skin? I am preparing myself for long travel and I will definitely try to grab as many as I could of this product. Thanks for sharing and keep traveling.

  9. November 27, 2018 / 1:58 pm

    I must say that all the tips for healthy as well as beautiful skins are natural and without any side effect. One should must try it since there are easily manageable at home. Thanks for sharing it with all of us.Diet for Glowing Skin in 10 Days

  10. September 3, 2018 / 12:52 am

    Great help! Wonderful post! I appreciate you writing this post on such a important things that everybody must need to keep while traveling. Can you please suggest any hair care product to remove its roughness in traveling? I will be so glad for your great help! Thankful for sharing.. I think everybody will love this thing

    • January 11, 2018 / 12:24 am

      Hi Natalia! I’m glad you enjoyed this post. Let me know which ones you try and what you think.

    • December 18, 2017 / 8:24 pm

      You can click on each product in the post and it will take you to the site where you can buy them 🙂

  11. December 12, 2017 / 3:20 am

    Pretty good information for all the travelers. Quite Helpful!

  12. carolyn
    October 21, 2017 / 9:25 am

    I recently discovered these fun little mini lotion sticks that are perfect for your carry-on bag from a Canadian company called Duckish Natural Skin Care. They look similar to the Rocky Mountain stick you mentioned, but are mini and smell amazing!

  13. July 6, 2017 / 5:23 am

    When i use to travel my skin get very harsh and dry. I never got the good results from the products i use while travelling, I always the products like this which will keep my skin soft and healthy. Thank you for sharing this article with us.

  14. June 26, 2017 / 11:25 am

    I usually travel and these tips are helpful to take care of my skin 🙂 i think coconut is the key ingredients of skin care products usually found in most of the skin care products. thanks for sharing such a informative post 🙂

  15. June 16, 2017 / 2:53 am

    Whenever I read blogs about skin care, I always see coconut oil and I agree that It really do wonders to our skin. Thank you for sharing this blog with us. I love that you also use handcream, some people don’t really bother use them but I think our hands should also be our priority specially if we always use them. Where can I buy that handcream? Is it available in other online store?

    • June 19, 2017 / 3:16 pm

      Hi Sally. Coconut oil is really special. I never travel without it now since it can be used for so many things. I use it for oil pulling too. You can purchase the hand cream online here: http://bit.ly/2nJQTIh I’ve only ever seen it in one store in Canada but tend to purchase my products online since you can get them for the best prices.
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  16. June 7, 2017 / 4:47 am

    Wow this was informative thank you for posting !

  17. Merlin John
    April 27, 2017 / 9:01 am

    Thank you so much for taking time to discuss about the skin care products and I was searching the best advice for selecting them. I found this post really useful and I hope it will be helpful to majority of us. Keep sharing more informative and valuable like this!
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    • April 28, 2017 / 2:07 am

      You are very welcome. I’m glad you found this post helpful. I’m all about great skin care. It always makes me feel like I’m pampering myself.

  18. Karen
    April 20, 2017 / 5:54 pm

    Not only when I travel but at home, I use Salt Sensations Pink Himalayan sea salt soap with lemongrass. It’s got a bit of grit so your skin gets exfoliated, and you feel so heavenly clean after!

    • April 25, 2017 / 11:10 am

      Oh my this sounds fantastic. I’m totally looking into this. Thanks for sharing!

  19. March 28, 2017 / 1:50 am

    I always carry my Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 with me in any weather condition! 🙂

  20. March 23, 2017 / 7:21 pm

    I never travel without my Caudalie Beauty Elixir. It\’s part serum and part toner with essential oils. It\’s great to keep your skin hydrated on a plane and it smells delicious. I apply this before moisturizer and my skin feels luscious after arrival. Plus, it freshens the air around you!

    • March 27, 2017 / 4:56 pm

      I’ve been really happy with their products as well. I love when my skin feels hydrated. It’s the worse feeling when you are on a blame and feel so dry and can’t do anything about it.